You can easily link the events within Antigone to the Stanford prison experiment and the idea that people will assume roles because of their dispositions and/or their situations. This applies especially to Creon because before Oedipus left and his nephews died, he stated that he didn’t want the role of king, only the rights a king had. But as soon as he had to become king, he took to the role very quickly. He became a serious threat. He was quick to anger and couldn’t be reasoned with. When he found out someone had covered the body of Polyneices, he threatened to kill the sentry that had brought the message, even though he did nothing. When Antigone was brought to him, he didn’t hesitate in sentencing her to death. He sentenced his own niece to death for disobeying him. When Haimon tries to change his mind, imploring him to consider how his actions may hurt him since he is supposed to marry Antigone, Creon replies: “Let her find her husband in Hell! Of all the people in this city, only she had contempt for my law and …show more content…
This is especially true in the way Ismene reacts to the laws Creon puts in place. Under Creons authority, she refused to help even her sister bury her own brother. She was so obedient to Creon she wouldn’t even help her own family. Even when Antigone tries to tell her about how they were family and her brother deserved a proper burial, Ismene said: “They mean a great deal to me; but I have no strength. To break laws that were made for the public good.” She is so obedient to Creon she even goes as far as to claim the laws set in place are for “public good.” This can be linked to how during the experiments mentioned in The Perils of Obedience the testers would sometimes do everything asked of them, no questions. This is similar with Antigone. Even if she does know in her heart that it’s wrong, she lets what is happening happen. That is where Antigone can be connected to The Perils of
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Creon learns that, as Haimon had argued before leaving in a rage, there are severe consequences for believing a state can be run by one single person rather than listening to the reason of others just as wise. According to the definition of tragedy, there must be the descent of a hero due to a tragic flaw; such a definition suits the ill-tempered king Creon rather than heroic and justified Antigone. What brings this king to an all-time low are his flaws, actions, and position in power. Due to having such power and strength, he can very easily strike fear into the hearts of many—Antigone seems to have been one of the very few exceptions. Additionally, his flaws include his ego and pride; this results in his refusal to accept the reasoning
Meaning that she will die because that is the “right” thing to do. Even though Antigone is marrying Creon’s son she has broken the law and has to be put to death because of her actions. Creon doesn’t want to come off too the public as soft or not a good leader.
Creon is stubborn enough to disobey the gods when he and the audience knows that there would be negative consequences for such a transgression like that. Antigone then proceeds to say that justice dwells with the gods, meaning that their law is above all else. She also says that the gods will not listen to the laws of Creon. Creon thinks that his law and order is higher than those of the gods, never wavering in his position. In other myths, when someone thinks they’re higher than the gods, they usually end up suffering for their belief.
This passage from one of Creon’s speeches to Antigone in Jean Anouilh’s Antigone illustrates the views of people with power on people who don’t have power. When a person is given power, such as Creon they will tend to view people who don’t differently than ones who do. Creon also shows that he has preconceived views of Antigone, who he talks a lot about during this passage. After explaining the context of this passage , it will be analyzed by the following salient details: Jean Anouilh 's vision of the world, the character of Creon, the use of repetition, the conflict of Man versus Man. There will also be echos from things earlier in the play that will be discussed.
In the play of Antigone directed and made by Sophocles, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus is the foil of Creon, because of her traits of being religious, brave, and rebellious, she counters Creon by him not being any of those things, he is instead prideful, strict, and arrogant. Creon and Antigone clash when the Guard that was accused earlier show’s up with Antigone brings her in, and we can just see how much Antigone shows Creon's personality, that Creon doesn’t care about the gods. ” Creon: And yet you dared to break those very laws to me?”
When questioned, she doesn’t deny her actions. In her heart, she trusts her actions were not apostate and was willing to risk her life for Polynices. That they both have strong reasons for their actions is evident, as is the competence of each to support his or her point of view in regard to law. The distinction between them however, is that Antigone appeals to divine law, whereas Creon appeals to man-made law. They are both ultimately right, but then again you have to place a bit of blame on them too merely because they're both to pigheaded to look at things in another way.
Creon believes that if someone dishonors the city then they must be punished, “He was killing and plundering. The other one defended our land.” (Antigone,517) which is his reasoning for dishonoring Polyneices. Antigone does no care for the law of man because she follows the laws of god and the love for her family, “I cannot side with hatred. My nature sides with love.”
Creon is faced with the decision of whether or not he should let Antigone live. Society plays a huge role in Creon's decision making, his own conscience told him to sentence Antigone. He even resolved the idea to put her in a tomb and let the gods decide whether or not she would live. Creon´s final decision to let Antigone go was after much persuasion from his son Haemon, Tiresias the prophet, and Chorus. Although it was mostly from the fact that the townspeople found out what happened to Antigone and Creon, having too much pride, wouldn't let people believe he made the wrong
Creon Sophocle’s play Antigone suggests that a good leader should provide loyalty and trust, and through actions Creon, shows many reasons to be a loyal character in the play, Creon has good rational reasons for his laws and punishments that he believes that will help him as a king. Even though Creon has a hard time listening to anyone, which makes him stubborn and his pride to increase he is actually doing something that can help his people, Creon and the citizens of Thebes respect the law, which shows loyalty to the state. In the play Creon states “ For me, a man who rules the entire state and does not take the best advise there is, but through fear keeps his mouth forever shut, such man is the worst of men- and always
Creon shows an extraordinary amount of stubbornness throughout the story. An example is seen when Antigone wishes to give her brother, Polyneices a proper burial so he can have a pleasant afterlife with the Gods. Creon, as king wishes to have him rot in the fields because he turned his back on the state in which the events occurred.
In the classic play by Sophocles, Antigone is a tragic story of the bold Antigone who defied her uncle, King Creonʻs, edict by burying her brother, Polyneices, who died attacking the city of Thebes, trying to take the power away from their brother, Eteocles, who refused to share the throne with Polyneices. Even though Antigone knew that going against Creon and burying her brother would not end well for her, she still choose to risk her life to do what is right. After being caught breaking the law, Antigone is appointed to be locked away, isolated in a cave until she dies, but she hangs herself at the end. At the same time, things for Creon are not looking good, as everyone around him seems to be against him in his decision for punishing Antigone. Everyone Creon cares about kills themselves from a curse that is put on Creon for not following the Godsʻ laws.
Once humbled when Oedipus was king, Creon became the king and hubris became his fatal flaw. Throughout Creon’s reign, he constantly ignored others and put himself first. Creon shows an example of Hubris when he doesn’t listen to Antigone’s argument by saying, “Go join them, then; if you must have your love, Find it in hell!” (211). This came after Antigone pleaded that all bodies deserve to be honored and buried.
Antigone seems like an antagonist in this light because she never goes through this realization of admitting her mistakes and showing her flaws. In the play She never addresses her mistakes and she does not go through the transformation that Creon went through. She is stubborn but she does not recognize her flaws. Her stubbornness leads to her capture and eventually to her downfall. Her death is viewed as being a necessity to bring about Creon's self-realization which is a pivotal point in the plot.
Creon 's primary concern about the death of Antigone is that he does not want to "lose" to a woman. This undoubtedly shows that Creon is not essentially concerned about other citizens disobeying the law. He has pride in being a man and is not willing to lose to a woman, which leads to his